Quilt of Be­long­ing on the world stage

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Quilt of Be­long­ing, which orig­i­nated in South Glen­garry, will be on dis­play as a spe­cial ex­hibit at the Par­lia­ment of the World’s Reli­gions (PoWR) from Novem­ber 1 to 7 in Toronto.

The quilt con­tains 263 blocks of tex­tile art rep­re­sent­ing “the rich cul­tural lega­cies of all the First Peo­ples in Canada and ev­ery na­tion of the world at the dawn of the new Mil­len­nium.”

Now in its ninth year, the Corn­wall In­ter­faith Part­ner­ship (CIP) will fa­cil­i­tate a work­shop there on Build­ing Com­mu­nity through In­ter­faith Part­ner­ship: Why Corn­wall, Canada, is Con­sid­ered a Model Grass­roots Move­ment.

A to­tal of 10 mem­bers from Bahá’í, Catholic, Hindu, In­dige­nous spir­i­tu­al­ity, Jewish, Mus­lim, Protes­tant and “spir­i­tual but not re­li­gious” back­grounds will be par­tic­i­pat­ing from Corn­wall.

The first Par­lia­ment of the World’s Reli­gions was held in con­junc­tion with the Chicago World Fair in 1893 and was re­vived in its cen­te­nary year in 1993. Since then, it has been held in five other ci­ties around the world: Cape Town, Barcelona, Melbourne, Salt Lake City and now Toronto.

The gather­ing is ex­pected to at­tract around 10,000 at­ten­dees.

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